Version 2.1.3 of the WordPress blogging platform has been released and is available for download. According to the WordPress blog, this is a security release that “includes fixes for several publicly known minor XSS issues, one major XML-RPC issue, and a proactive full sweep of the WordPress codebase to protect against future problems”.
I’ve upgraded, and so should you. Take a couple of minutes to do this upgrade, as the possible consequences aren’t worth the humiliation. 😉
Hey Ron, I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and really enjoy it.
On the topic of WordPress updates – After reading My Super Ex-Wordpress I put the blogs that I maintain under subversion and now follow the export/diff/checkin process for handling updates.
Hi Matt. Thanks for the link. I have to admit, I started maintaining a vendor branch for WordPress here at the Labs, but I’ve gotten lazy in recent months (though I’m actually doing more work without it) and haven’t maintained it. Its on my list of things to do to get the repository up to date and start doing something like this.
Its weird how you can be so formal and disciplined at work and have it all fall apart at home. I’m noticing a lot of that duality with myself lately.
Again, thanks for the link. I’ll definitely give it a read.